Wildlife of Sri Lanka

Top 8 National Parks

Sri Lanka is a wildlife enthusiasts paradise and has plenty to offer visitors interested in animal and birdlife. This tropical island harbours an incredible selection of flora and fauna and is home to some of the finest national parks in the world. Home to a variety of species including the elusive leopard, regal elephant, blue whale and a whole host of exotic birds.

Sri Lanka has many protected areas that aid in the conservation of these species, many of which are scarce and endangered. The country has a tropical climate, with a lot of rainfall throughout the year. Hence, the wildlife found here are mostly species that are used to tropical climates. Below is a list of the best places to see diverse and exciting wildlife on a tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka.